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Old 01-10-2015, 08:26 AM   #1
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Air compressors for air bags

What does anyone use to put air in their air bags? I would like to find a portable air compressor that will inflate my air bags at the campsite.
We have a 2011 F250 with 6.7 diesel that I have installed Firestone air ride on. I like to reduce the pressure after getting to the campsite so the ride is not so stiff while exploring then be able to inflate back up to move to next site.

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Old 01-10-2015, 08:30 AM   #2
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I have one of the battery packs for jump starting cars that also has a small compressor built into it. I got mine at Costco when the battery in my old one, a Husky brand, died. I am still hoping to be able to replace the battery in that one.

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Old 01-10-2015, 08:38 AM   #3
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Firestone has an onboard compressor that hooks directly to the airlines via a T fitting. The pressure gauge and switch mounts under dash.
I have been using mine for over 4 years and it works great. There is also button on switch to release air when not towing.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:43 AM   #4
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I'm too cheap to buy the onboard compressor so I just use a $50 12v sLime compressor from Wal*Mart. I always carry it anyway.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:43 AM   #5
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Just about any one will work.
Try using a hand pump for bicycle's, PSI is needed not volume.

Something like this perhaps?

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Old 01-10-2015, 08:54 AM   #6
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I have a small bostich compressor that I keep in the front of our 5er. I put one of those self coiling hoses on it and it reaches the back of the pickup where the valves are mounted. Also great for airing up tires and floaties. Only thing is that its 120 volts but I usually a Honda 2000 or am pugged into a campsite.
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:05 AM   #7
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I just use a small compressor like the ones listed above. Plugs into 12v outlet.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:12 AM   #8
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I use a Viair 10007 onboard system to fill the the bags on the fly. Plus I put an air chuck under the right rear passenger door with a ball valve shut-off, so I can fill tires, floats or anything else that needs air.
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:05 PM   #9
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I debated wether or not to go with on board. I gotta say I love being able to control everything from my seat.

I love saving a buck but the older I get the more I like pushing a button.
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:53 PM   #10
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Go to Harbor Freight for lots of cheap compressors

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